Hi Folks! Bought an AE 500 a few weeks back and have only recently had time to view with it. Although the picture is sharp it looks as though I am viewing it through a dirty piece of clear film with faint vertical brush lines all over it. Its as though someone has painted clear varnish over the lcd display matrix and left very light brush lines/streaks on it which are being projected along with every image. Changing the source inputs from Scart - S-vhs & composite make no difference to the vertical brush lines being displayed. Selecting blue screen with no input connected I can still identify blotchy streaks which makes me think it must be within the AE 500 itself. Projecting a 72screen onto a flat matt white wall sitting about 2.5 times width distance away The vertical lines/streaks are more noticeable on facial scenes or large areas of one colour.. So, Question is. Is this a setup problem or a projector problem? Or just normal on LCD projectors! Ronn PS Anyone got an AE500 in the Kilmarnock/Glasgow area available for a comparison.